Disinfo: Brussels are closing the door they opened with visa freedom for Georgians

Summary

Brussels is introducing an additional barrier for Georgians that travel to the EU. Brussels opened a door too wide to Georgia and by this additional barrier it wants to close it a bit.

Disproof

The permit that is being presented as a reinstatement of the visa regime between Georgia and the EU is in fact the introduction of draft “European Travel Information and Authorization System”, according to which citizens of countries which have signed a visa liberalization agreement with the EU shall receive a relevant preliminary permission before entering the EU territory. This draft was proposed in 2016 and is aimed at consolidating EU security. Moreover, this new regulation will refer to more than 50 countries apart from Georgia, including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, etc. Hence, it cannot be referred to as a failure in the visa free regime with Georgia. Read more at SUT.am sut.am/en/archives/1940, .

europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-3706_en.htm,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: Visa liberalisation, Europe

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Disproof

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Disproof

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